Amanda Cascadden

Amanda Cascadden

Amanda Cascadden is a real estate agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, photographer, web designer, mom, and freelance blogger living the luxury and active lifestyle in San Diego.

san diego police officer

Coffee and Conversation with a San Diego Police Officer

View Larger Map San Diego Police Officer Trevor Philips Talks about Community Safety “There’s a variety of different things that we do on a daily basis. That’s what makes the job so awesome, is that we get to do a bunch of different stuff all, day long.” – Officer Trevor Philips I recently took my son down to meet local police officers at Starbucks in The …

Home Start

Home Start is Strengthening Young Families in San Diego

View Larger Map Helping Young Families and Protecting Children is the Mission of Home Start “Awesome Quote from amazing person.” – Author of amazing quote Home Start has a vision for every child to have a safe, stable and nurturing home, and they are working to make that vision a reality each and every day. Home Start‘s CEO Laura A. Tancredi-Baese talks with me about …

Sbicca Del Mar

Sbicca: A Staple of Del Mar Dining

View Larger Map Award Winning Dishes and Wine List in the Heart of Del Mar at Sbicca “Too many people just eat to consume calories. Try dining for a change.” -John Walters Sbicca is one of our family’s most favorite restaurants in Del Mar. It’s a wonderful place to go for a drink with friends or for dinner with someone special. Sbicca is known for …

Jasmin Zunzunia

Transform Your Style, Transform Your Life with Jasmin Zunzunia

View Larger Map “Transform Your Style, Transform Your Life!” is the Motto of Personal Stylist Jasmin Zunzunia “You can’t fake passion.” -Barbara Corcoran I was searching online for new fall wardrobe ideas, since my personal style is not very, “well thought out” as you might say. I found Jasmin’s website www.JasminZunzunia.com and instantly was interested. Jasmin is a personal stylist here in San Diego and …

Paige Hathaway

How I Survived the Paige Hathaway Fit in 5 Challenge

View Larger Map Paige Hathaway Has a Five Week Fitness Challenge That Will Kick Your Butt “If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” -Fred Devito Fitness is definitely not something I know much about. Before I met my fiancé Patrick two years ago, I literally ate mostly bread, sugar and chocolate. I loved desserts, ice cream, brownies, anything that could satisfy my sweet …

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Hiking Iron Mountain in Poway

View Larger Map One of Most Intense and Beautiful Hiking Trails in San Diego “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity.” -John Muir This morning my fiancé Patrick, my friend Sam Guillen, and I hiked to the summit of Iron Mountain in Poway. This hike is deemed “moderate” …

Wedding Photographer in San Diego

Interview with Cavin Elizabeth, Wedding Photographer in San Diego

View Larger Map In-Depth Interview with Cavin Elizabeth, an Incredible Wedding Photographer in San Diego “When people look through a wedding gallery or an album I’ve designed they laugh, cry, and smile like they were at that wedding. Imagine having an even stronger feeling when you see the images I create from your wedding. It’s a powerful form of storytelling your future children will cherish and pass …

Canine Companions

Canine Companions: Providing Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People

View Larger Map Southwest Region of Canine Companions Trains and Matches Service Dogs with Those With a Physical Disability “There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.” -Sharron Angle I have always had a soft spot in my heart for dogs. I grew up with a Border Collie who was so smart …

Birthday Party Ideas For Kids in San Diego

Six Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego (Tips From an Eight Year Old)

View Larger Map Finding the Perfect Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego Can Be Tricky “At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy …

rock climbing in San Diego

Rock Climbing in San Diego at Vertical Hold

View Larger Map Rock Climbing in San Diego is Easy and Fun for Any Skill Level at Vertical Hold “Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.” -A. P. J. Abdul Kalam I started rock climbing my freshman year of college, when I needed only a few gym credits, and the …